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Beethoven à la Kern - January 8, 9 & 10

Event Details

Classical Series

2021 - 2022

ATTENTION! Ticketholders for the Monday, Jan 10th concert

This morning, a member of our orchestra tested positive for COVID-19. Due to extreme caution and concern for our musicians, we have released all orchestra members from performing tonight.
However, we have a very special, once-in-a-lifetime performance planned just for you.
Olga and Special Friends - One-night only!
Monday, January 10, 2022 at 7:30 PM at Weill Hall at the Green Music Center
Russian-American pianist Olga Kern is recognized as one of her generation’s great artists. With her vivid stage presence, passionately confident musicianship and extraordinary technique, the striking pianist continues to captivate fans and critics alike. Olga Kern was born into a family of musicians with direct links to Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff and began studying piano at the age of five. She jumpstarted her U.S. career with her historic Gold Medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas as the first woman to do so in more than thirty years. READ MORE
Tonight Olga will perform in recital. She will play works from great Russian composers; Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky and Scriabin.
There’s more!
Francesco’s wife, Chloe Tula, harp will perform a duet with Olga Kern:
CLAUDE DEBUSSY: Danses sacrée et profane
Chloe Tula will also play a solo of Carlos Salzedo’s Ballade
Francesco and Olga will play a duet on piano:
Maurice Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite
•  Tonight’s concert will begin at 7:30 PM.
•  There is no intermission, pre-concert talk, concessions or Private Reserve Club.
•  The lobby and hall will open at 6:00 PM.
TICKETHOLDERS please note: The Saturday, January 8, 2022 concert was performed as planned and was filmed. All ticketholders will receive a YouTube link to watch the concert on January 19, 2022. The link will be available to watch through February 16, 2022.

About the Concert

Santa Rosa Symphony favorite, Olga Kern, returns to perform Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto, Emperor, a grand virtuosic showpiece setting the pianist up as the hero battling the orchestra. Wagner’s warm and swelling Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 1 provides the perfect beginning for a year of hope and recovery along, with the much-anticipated First Symphony by Composer-in-Residence Gabriella Smith, commissioned by First Symphony Project* donors.

*This is the second season of the First Symphony Project. This four-season project with four world premieres by American composers is commissioned by the Santa Rosa Symphony, the Eugene Symphony and nine patron households including Music Director Francesco Lecce-Chong.

Concert Conversations with Francesco Lecce-Chong

Due to an abundance of caution, the pre-concert talk has been cancelled for this concert weekend.


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Covid Protocols for this concert

Ages 7-11:

  • Masks are required. Must cover nose and mouth at all times.
  • Negative COVID PCR test (taken within 48 hours prior to performance).
  • Photo ID is required unless accompanied by parent.

Ages 12 & up;

  • Masks are required. Must cover nose and mouth at all times.
  • Photo ID is required

And one of the following:

  • Proof of vaccination - name on card must match photo ID.
  • Negative COVID PCR test (taken within 48 hours prior to performance) - name on the test results must match photo ID.

No one will be admitted without a mask, photo ID and either proof of vaccine or negative COVID-19 PCR test. No exceptions.

Please stay home if...

  • You are sick or have any of the following symptoms: fever, sore throat, chills, cough, shortness of breath, congestion, nausea, or vomiting.
  • You’ve been in close contact with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 or exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms within the past 14 days.
  • You’ve been directed to self-isolate or quarantine by a health care provider or public health official.
  • You are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 PCR test.
For more information about COVID-19 protocols, please click here.

We gratefully acknowledge the generous contributions from the following:

Classical Concert Series underwritten by Anderman Family Foundation

Concerts sponsored by Judith M. Gappa
Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong underwritten by David and Corinne Byrd
Guest Artist Olga Kern underwritten by Sara and Edward Kozel
World Premiere underwritten by First Symphony Project commissioners: Nancy and David Berto, Gordon Blumenfeld, Chuck and Ellen Wear, Creighton White in loving memory of Dorothy Bristow White, and Chloe Tula and Francesco Lecce-Chong
World Premiere Supporting Sponsor: Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy
Discovery Open Rehearsal Series sponsored by The Stare Foundation and David Stare of Dry Creek Vineyard
Pre-concert Talks Sponsored by Jamei Haswell and Richard Grundy
Season media sponsor: The Press Democrat

Programs, dates, artist, prices and COVID-19 protocols are subject to change without notice. Tickets are subject to availability.

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50 Santa Rosa Ave
Suite 410
Santa Rosa CA 95404
Phone:  (707) 546-7097

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Phone: (707) 546-8742


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